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      08-09-2016, 06:03 AM   #1
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OPINION NEEDED: M5 Diffuser in Gloss Black or AW?

So I am getting the M5 Diffuser delivered soon and have been having a hard time deciding on Gloss Black or AW... first world problems . I do admit I like the black/white contrast and I do eventually plan on getting a black trunk spoiler, eventually a black front lip and roof wrapped in black BUT the white diffuser REALLY does show off the lines of the diffuser.

Would love to hear some opinions and or pics of others who have either painted them body color or left it black. The attached pics are from another members car I found while browsing around, not sure who's though so I can't give them props unfortunately.
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You really can't go wrong with either choice as they both look fantastic. It's really just down to personal preference. I would go Black but frankly it's such an easy/cheap mod that you could have it wrapped the opposite colour then swap it once a year if you wanted to have the variety.
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      08-09-2016, 09:24 AM   #3
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I would go gloss black, it just stands out more, looks more aggressive too in my opinion.
Plus, it also matches your roof well.
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You really can't go wrong with either choice as they both look fantastic. It's really just down to personal preference. I would go Black but frankly it's such an easy/cheap mod that you could have it wrapped the opposite colour then swap it once a year if you wanted to have the variety.
Hmm, never had thought of that!! Paint it white and wrap it later on, sounds simple enough
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      08-09-2016, 10:12 AM   #5
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Tough call.. maybe just my experience but when I look around it seems hard for shops to match the AW perfectly, especially when your AW is 3 years old (as is mine). Black you don't have to worry about matching.

Black is def more aggressive, White is cleaner. depends what your going for. Sorry not to give a definitive answer. Either way you cant go wrong Plasti dip it black and drive around a couple weeks, then choose

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Tough call.. maybe just my experience but when I look around it seems hard for shops to match the AW perfectly, especially when your AW is 3 years old (as is mine). Black you don't have to worry about matching.

Black is def more aggressive, White is cleaner. depends what your going for. Sorry not to give a definitive answer. Either way you cant go wrong Plasti dip it black and drive around a couple weeks, then choose

Good luck!
Another good point of the color match. When I had bought my white reflectors the color was off a bit. Good input from everyone thus far
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Dang, looks good both ways, but I think the general preference is to have it in black. The contrast looks great on white cars.
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what about carbon fiber if only those two i would go with gloss black also, i think it all depends too on what exterior mods you have done.
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what about carbon fiber if only those two i would go with gloss black also, i think it all depends too on what exterior mods you have done.
Not a big fan of carbon fiber, yes I know lol. I will be sticking with the black/white theme as I buy things like black trunk spoiler/black roof wrap.

I guess technically I can just have the diffuser wrapped black if I don't paint it white... though the heat from the exhaust might do some damage to the wrap?
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It has arrived!! Diffuser, insert and adapter to allow comfort access to work
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NICE!!! Xmas is here!

After another look I vote white!
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So i went through this same decision recently.

I decided to go body color

Here was my thought process.

If i ever want to replace it with an aftermarket diffuser i'd most probably go carbon fiber (as most are CF)

And also with the black insert in the middle, there's enough black there to break up the contrast.

Since the diffuser itself is such a small piece.

My diffuser is at the body shop right now (along with my car )

They are going to paint the diffuser Space Grey.

I also added a body colored spoiler so that further made me go the body color route.

just my thought process and hope that helps you to decide!
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for me body colour and the centre diffuser in carbon fibre - get the M performance one.
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Great feedback everyone, thank you for taking the time to reply!
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Carbon Fiber! Definitely post some finished pictures
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Carbon Fiber! Definitely post some finished pictures
Hahaha, stop tempting me. With the money I would spend on that CF diffuser insert I can pay for almost most of the Remus exhaust I want...
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I like the gloss black, it gives a nice contrast. That was my vote
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Got new pics?
Not yet, still need to order a quad exhaust. Once I do that I''l take the diffuser in to get painted.
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id say depends on what you wanna do with the overall scheme of the car. If you are putting more black accents, ie: front lip spoiler, rear lip spoiler, black roof, vinyl side skirt, etc then go with the full black diffuser. if you want to stay OEM look and more classier over sportier, go with AW.
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It has arrived!! Diffuser, insert and adapter to allow comfort access to work
Where did u order that diffuser
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      07-08-2017, 06:27 AM   #22
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Where did u order that diffuser
From GetBMWparts.com.

Items Ordered:
Item: Genuine BMW F10 M5 Rear Bumper Diffusor/Insert
Price: $226.00
Qty: 1

Total (before taxes or discounts): $226.00

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Items Total: $226.00
Shipping Method: Standard Ground - US Only
Shipping: $14.95
Handling Fee: $2.95
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Order Total: $243.90


... and I am surprised I didn't update this thread with a post diffuser install pic . Not the best pic but one of the most recent with the M Sport replica trunk spoiler.
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